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Jurisdiction: Washington County

University: UNC - Chapel Hill

Hometown: Wallace, NC

Richard Livingston is the Lead for North Carolina Fellow for Washington County. Richard graduated as a Morehead-Cain scholar with honors and distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May of 2021 with a Bachelors of Science in Public Health with majors in Health Policy and Management and Geography and a certificate in Community Preparedness and Disaster Management. Richard is excited by the opportunity to apply what he has learned at UNC to assist communities similar to those which he grew up in.


Blog Posts

Governing in Decline: The 2020 Census and Shrinking Local Governments

by Richard Livingston

The release of the 2020 Census came with great surprise to many public administrators. 51 of North Carolina’s 100 counties experienced a decline in population from 2010 to 2020, and while the general trend was not a shock to most, the magnitude of population loss was unnerving to many. In …